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Suspect charged for death of 3-year-old girl found in a garbage bag in Oscoda Township

Justine Marie Johnson of Oscoda
Justine Marie Johnson of Oscoda(Iosco County)
Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 12:22 PM EDT
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OSCODA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJRT) - Officials said that Iosco County Prosecuting Attorney James A. Bacarella has charged Justine Marie Johnson of Oscoda with one count of Felony Murder and one count of First Degree Child Abuse.

Both charges carries a term of life in prison without parole.

Officers from The Oscoda Township Police Department were sent to a home in Oscoda Township regarding a child’s foot being seen in a trash bag inside the residence. During the the investigation, the body of a three-year-old child was found in a trash bag inside Johnson’s home.

The child was said to be deceased and had suffered multiple stab wounds to her torso. The investigation resulted in a warrant for the arrest of Justine Marie Johnson, on Sept. 17.

The warrant charges Johnson with one count of Felony Murder.

Officials said that Ms. Johnson plead not guilty to both charges and is being held without bond.

There is currently no other suspects.

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